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How long should a flu last?

How long should a flu last?

Flu: Generally the "flu", meaning the seasonal flu which causes high fever, muscle aches, cough , congestion and lethargy, lasts 5 to 7 days in healthy adults. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How long do a normal headaches last?

How long do a normal headaches last?

Varies: A tension type headache, whiich is the most common type of headache, may last several hours if you do not take medication whereas a migraine headache is typically 4-72 hours with out medication. ...Read more

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How long should a workout last?

How long should a workout last?

Variable: You can expend about up to 2 hours if the exercises are you doing is not intense. Also always remember increased paulativime the time. ...Read more

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How long should a stiff neck last?

How long should a stiff neck last?

STIFF NECK: If not associated with any sickness, just muscular strain with the help of hot compress and muscle relaxant, it last within a week. ...Read more

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How long should a sote throat last?

How long should a sote throat last?

3-7 days: It depends on the cause but most sore throats are self limited and resolve in a few days. Sore throat in the morning that resolves after a few hours and returns the next morning is usually due to post-nasal drip and can last for weeks or longer. ...Read more

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How long should whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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How long should a lingering cough last?

How long should a lingering cough last?

Depends on cause: Lingering cough could be sign of lung irritation from virus, or even chronic infection by bacteria (bronchitis or pneumonia). These can also lead to asthma/wheezing. Allergies, reflux of acid from stomach, smoking, heart problems and some medications can also cause. If lingering, should see doctor. If with colored phlegm, fever, pain, difficulty breathing, or blood, you should see more urgently. ...Read more

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For how long is a spinal headache supposed to last without a bloodpatch?

For how long is a spinal headache supposed to last without a bloodpatch?

Days: If you still have a headache after a week, i would rec you have a blood patch performed. ...Read more

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How long should a teething fever last?

How long should a teething fever last?

Generally a day or : Two. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help or consult with your child's pediatrician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long can I go with a headache pain?

How long can I go with  a headache pain?

Unclear question: You do not need to "go" with headache at all. It depends on what may be causing the pain. You should try over the counter medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and if that does not help, you should see your doctor. You do not need to suffer. ...Read more

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How long should a sore throat last?

How long should a sore throat last?

Less than a week: Viral sorethoats usually last only 3-5 days at most. Strep throat can last longer without treatment. Should get checked for strep if fever >3 days, body aches, white spots on tonsils, tender glands in neck. Mononucleosis and sorethroat from allergies or acid reflux can last much longer. Should probably get any sorethroat that lasts longer than 10 days checked out. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a lobectomy?

Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more

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How long should cramping last after a colonoscopy.

How long should cramping last after a colonoscopy.

Varies but: if constipated , clean out with mirilax , senna or dulcolax and if not helping magnesium citrate 1 bottle but be sure to drink alot of water too , prune juice, usually cramping goes away within 3 days . ...Read more

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How long do you have to have a headache after a concussion?

How long do you have to have a headache after a concussion?

Highly variable: Patients can complain of headaches and other symptoms lasting minutes, days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the duration may be shorter. ...Read more

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How long does a headache last when taking clonodine?

How long does a headache last when taking clonodine?

Clonidine not cause: Even if Clonidine triggers your headache it is not the cause. You probably have underlying migraines. ...Read more

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How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

How long should aphasia last after a first stroke?

Hard to say: It depends on the size, location, and severity of the stroke to tell how long the aphasia will last. I know this is vague, but your local neurologist should be able to tell you this answer as he evaluates your loved one with stroke. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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